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Issue No. 2246

‘Whichever party was currently in power, the NHS would need to be driving greater efficiency through the system’
Labour leader Ed Miliband’s strident defence of the NHS

‘We are making cuts that Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s could only have dreamt of’
Climate change minister Greg Barker brags about the cuts

‘Slightly unfortunate choice of words’
A Tory spokesperson regrets that Barker’s comments made the scale of cuts sound “aspirational”

This is a measure we had to take to secure safety’
Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano on dumping 11,500 tonnes of radioactive water into the sea—100 times the legal limit

‘I don’t know if we can ever enter the No 3 reactor building again’
Tepco nuclear boss Hikaru Kuroda on the crisis

‘Headless chicken’
Lib Dem energy secretary Chris Huhne attacks Nick Clegg’s response to Japan’s nuclear disaster

‘If in doubt, trust Winston’
David Cameron invokes the spirit of Churchill in his battle against the AV voting system

‘They are turning their backs on the system’
Don Tapscott panics on the Guardian’s Comment is Free website about how the crisis is affecting young people

‘The financial system will all come crashing down again but next time it will come down a lot harder. We have seen nothing yet’
Hedge fund boss Lex van Dam

‘Bonfires will be strictly forbidden’
Website for the right wing Rally Against Debt spells out rules for its upcoming demo

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Who Says?
Tue 5 Apr 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2246
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